Our approach to volunteer development at YMCA Victoria is about meaningful and positive engagement with people who commit share their time, skills, and passion, to make a real difference to our community.

Volunteers have been the backbone of the YMCA since we opened our doors over 175 years ago. Volunteering with the Y is a unique opportunity to contribute to the community in a way that is both meaningful to yourself and to the wider community.

Our volunteers get as much out of volunteering as they put into it. Some of the reasons our volunteers tell us they keep coming back include:

  • the opportunity to have positive impact in their communities
  • building strong social connections
  • employment pathways
  • personal and professional development.

We are committed to providing memorable and meaningful opportunities for all of our volunteers.

Do you want to become a volunteer? Register to volunteer.

If you're already a YMCA volunteer, you can login here.

YMCA Victoria is an Australian Childhood Foundation accredited child-safe organisation, and we are committed to safeguarding children and young people in our care. We require all people applying to volunteer to undergo a screening process prior to appointment, and successful applicants must comply with the YMCA’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Framework. Successful applicants will also be required to undergo a police check, hold a valid working with children check, and will receive training relevant to their volunteer role.